Stealing, Shoplifting and Theft Crimes
Nobody wants to be the victim of theft or to be accused of committing a theft crime. Crimes such as theft and stealing are heavily punished in the state of California. Convictions for such offenses can range from misdemeanor to a serious felony charge.
Stealing, shoplifting and theft really depends on the value of the items taken. The amount of loss will determine whether you face county jail or state prison.
Here are just a few of the offenses that you can be charged with:
- Petty Theft (taking property valued less than $950)
- Shoplifting (usually occurs when you take property from a store without paying)
- Grand Theft (taking property that exceeds in value of $950 or greater)
- Commercial Burglary (breaking and entering a business not a residence)
Our Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help You
When you are caught committing a crime of stealing or theft, you are looking at jail or prison depending on things like how much money the property is worth, your prior criminal history, and where the property was taken from. The District Attorney has an entire division assigned just for the prosecution of stealing and theft. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney with a knowledge of the law, of the consequences, and alternatives.
With offices near Santa Rita Jail and right across the street from Glenn Dyer Jail, Lamano Law Office is easily accessible to anyone in the Bay Area. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience.
Our attorneys will go over all the facts of your case with you and explain any possible legal defenses that might be available to you.